Events - Training

2017

Socialization and Capacity Building Workshop for Local Government Authorities, March 24–29, Morogoro, Tanzania

Tanzania is set for the second phase of the Agricultural Sector Development Program (ASDP 2), which will guide investment in the sector over the next ten years.  FSP ASPIRES has partnered with two Government of Tanzania Ministries (MALF and PO-RALG) and three USAID implementing institutions (Africa Lead, AGRA, and PS3) to support ASDP 2 initiatives through workshops. The next one is taking place in Morogoro, March 24–29.

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Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Sustainability Summit, March 16–17, Lusaka, Zambia

The Summit focused on climate change adaptation and mitigation in relation to agriculture and food security. High profile personalities, policy makers and scientists from Zambia, the Region, and the international community met to learn and share research findings, highlight promising response strategies, and identify unresolved issues for future research and implementation. Summit Report.

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Training Workshop for Staff of Ministries of Agriculture, March 7–8, Abuja, Nigeria

How to improve data presentation and interpretation for policy analysis

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3rd Annual Agricultural Policy Conference, March 1–3, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Agriculture plays an important role in Tanzania’s economy, employing over 75 percent of the country’s workforce and accounting for 25 percent of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, existing challenges hinder the agriculture sector from reaching its fullest potential. These issues need to be addressed to create an enabling environment for an inclusive, broad-based, and sustained agricultural sector growth. The conference proposed solutions and explored agro-processing opportunities toward greater economic development.

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Value Chain Concepts and Application Training at Ahmadu Bello University, Feb 20–21, Zaria, Nigeria

Faculty and young researchers were trained on the application of value chain concepts and analysis to Nigerian agriculture.